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Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)

BARRY FINNERTY

Barry Finnerty is an internationally known guitarist, having played with such jazz luminaries as Miles Davis (The Man With The Horn), the Crusaders (Street Life) and the Brecker Bros. (Heavy Metal Bebop). He is also the author of two acclaimed "Serious Jazz" educational books. He now lives in Oakland, California with his wife Clarita and several dogs. "START" is his first literary work.



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Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)
Dec 25, 2018 BARRY FINNERTY
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It's simply... The Most Sucky-Est Time Of The Year! Ain't that the truth?
Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)
Dec 21, 2017 BARRY FINNERTY
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BOM! - The title means "Good!" in Portuguese. But this is more of an African high-life kind of groove, partially inspired by a CD I had called "Soukous Vibration". Soukous is a popular African style well known for its intricate interlocking guitar parts. I threw in a little of that on the intro. But then Randy and I play the "A" melody in harmony and then the "B" melody (which I just started whistling one day while driving my car!) in unison. Everyone in...
Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)
Oct 20, 2017 BARRY FINNERTY
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This track was featured on Teruo Nakamura's "Superfriends" CD in the 90s. Toots Thielemans plays the melody on harmonica, with Steve Gadd on drums and Marcus Miller on bass.
Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)
Jul 8, 2017 BARRY FINNERTY
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From the audiobook "START" - In 1994 New York City, an embittered, despondent, and self-medicating Barry Finnerty reminisces about his first meeting with Miles Davis.
Barry Finnerty's "START" (WARNING! Contains: Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!)
Jun 29, 2017 BARRY FINNERTY
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In New York City in the mid-1990's, internationally known guitar player Barry Finnerty found himself in a very bad place. His glory days of the 70's and 80's, when he was recording with Miles Davis, flying first class around the world with the Crusaders, making legendary records such as "Heavy Metal Bebop" with the Brecker Bros, banging beautiful groupies and partying non-stop - all of that is a distant memory. As he reminisces about the past and laments what might have been, he has...